Kīlauea Volcano — Halema`uma`u Parking Lot Gone

Looking down at the crater where the parking lot used to be.

Detailed Description

View of the southern edge of the growing Halema‘uma‘u crater (middle right) during yesterday's helicopter-assisted work at Kīlauea's summit. The once-popular parking lot (closed since 2008) that provided access to Halema‘uma‘u is no longer—the parking lot fell into the crater this past week as more and more of the Kīlauea Crater floor slides into Halema‘uma‘u. The Crater Rim Drive road (middle) now ends at Halema‘uma‘u instead of the parking lot. The view is toward the west-northwest.


Image Dimensions: 3024 x 4032

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US